Proton beam induced modifications in multi-functional polyethylene-based carbon nanotubes composites

Merlyn X. Pulikkathara, Laura Pena-Paras, Daneesh Mc Intosh, Mircea Chipara, Richard Wilkins, Enrique V. Barrera, David Dye, Jeffrey M. Zaleski

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The space applications of composites obtained by dispersing carbon nanotubes within high-density polyethylene are analyzed. Electron spin resonance investigations on proton-irradiated composites are reported. The effect of ionizing radiation of the parameters of electron spin resonance spectra is studied. A radiation-induced increase of the concentration of uncoupled electronic spins delocalized over the conducting domains of carbon nanotubes is reported. It is concluded that radiation-induced modifications in such composites are weak.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings -
Duration: 28 May 2013 → …


ConferenceMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Period28/5/13 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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